Joe Gomez is determined to make the most of every minute on the pitch as the Liverpool defender continues to build on his fitness and develop his game.
The 19-year-old played the whole match as the U23s maintained their impressive form in the Premier League Cup with a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night.
It provided another small step on the road to complete rehabilitation for Gomez, who returned to action earlier this season following a year out with anterior cruciate ligament and Achilles injuries.
The teenager feels he is learning and ‘finding himself’ with each appearance and explained his gratitude for the opportunity to play alongside the ambitious young Reds squad.
“I’ve had the chance to get a lot of 90-minute [appearances] now,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“It’s important that I keep building. You can always keep learning and it’s good for me to keep getting minutes, as well as learning in training from everyone in the first team.
“I feel very good. I feel like I’m learning and finding myself each game. It’s good to get some minutes; it’s a great experience for me and good to come into such a strong team and be able to play a part.